We believe that God desires to develop a thriving center of Anabaptist mission and ministry at SMC that is multiplying Christ's love by drawing persons to Christ, helping them to grow in grace as followers of Jesus and preparing them for fruitful ministry as we seek to be an equipping church in the Indian Valley and surrounding regions.
Souderton Mennonite Church is strategically positioned at the corner of Chestnut Street and Wile Avenue and in the Indian Valley region to serve God's mission for this time and in this place. God is gathering a diverse but purposeful and prayerful group of persons spanning all age groups as well as a variety of backgrounds to share God's love with our community.
We have a sense that God is real in our lives and He has a plan for our lives and our church. We talk about what the Lord is doing with us and among us. Joy and grace are evident in our worship and in our living. Spiritual discernment is constantly being learned and based in prayerfulness, the study of the Bible and gracefulness. People are hungry for something real. (Acts 2:42-47; Colossians 1:18-22)
People with their own unique style and experience are welcomed and accepted...differences are embraced. The congregation offers a safe place for anyone's challenges and struggles with sin. We want to offer grace and healing through knowing Jesus Christ our Savior and Lord. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13, 26-27; Philippians 2:1-4)
We function with the understanding that every member is a minister. All people will be invited to serve according to their gifts and passions regardless of their gender, generation or popularity. We want to empower people and release them to find fulfillment in their lives as they minister God's love to others. (1 Peter 2:5,9; Ephesians 4:4-14)
We understand the necessity of change as we seek to be a missional church in our current context. We are learning how to cultivate an environment that remains open to change. We trust God's Spirit to guide us and challenge us to be transformed into a center for mission. (Matthew 9:17; Acts 2:17-21)
Innovation is welcomed and encouraged. Ideas are appreciated and linked with others. We want to foster a "let's give it a try" attitude in the church. Consistency and continuity is balanced with adaptability toward the anticipated future God is leading us into. (Acts 10:9-29; 16:6-10)